West Perth Falcons

West Perth Falcons AFL club

West Perth Falcons AFL logoAbout
The Victorian Football Club (Western Australia) was established at a meeting on May 2, 1885. The new team was to play its games at the Recreation Ground (now Esplanade Reserve) and wear the colours cardinal and navy. Two weeks after the establishment of the new club it formed the WAFA together with Rovers and Fremantle.

The West Australian Football Club was established in 1886 and admitted to the competition for the 1887 season. At a meeting of the two clubs on 16 April 1889, it was unanimously decided to amalgamate the two clubs into a single club known as the Metropolitan Football Club for the 1889 season. The West Australian colours of black and red were to be maintained for the new club. The team changed its name to West Perth after two seasons as Metropolitans and in 1897 won its first premiership.

In 1915 the club became the original tenant of the newly built Leederville Oval where it would remain based until 1993, when it moved to Joondalup to play games at Arena Joondalup from the 1994 season onwards. The club song is “It’s a Grand Old Flag” and its traditional rivals are East Perth.

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West Perth Falcons

Home Ground
HBF Arena, Joondalup Drive & Kennedya Drive, Joondalup

Location
Joondalup is a regional metropolitan city within Perth, located 26 km north of Perth’s CBD. It acts as the primary urban centre in Perth’s outer northern suburbs. The city is named after Lake Joondalup. The name Joondalup is a Noongar Aboriginal word, first recorded in 1837 and possibly meaning either “place of whiteness or glistening”, or “place of a creature that can only move backwards”. Joondalup’s sister city is Jinan in Shandong, China.

Premierships
1897, 1899, 1901, 1905, 1932, 1934-35, 1941-42, 1949, 1951, 1960, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2013